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AGIR provided HUMINT on V-1 flying bomb "ski sites", here Maisoncelle. In 1974, the "Maison-Ponthieu site" still had the treelines and ski-shaped buildings depicted in this diagram.:6
|Allegiance||Allies of World War II|
|Role||Human intelligence (espionage)|
|Size||>100 informants, a few agents|
Intelligence was collected every 3 weeks directly from volunteer informants who gathered information in their normal jobs (e.g., through the position as station masters, barkeepers, hotel managers, dock workers. To obtain travel permits, a few full-time AGIR agents were registered salesmen of Hollard's employer. Hollard paid the AGIR expenses and smuggled information to the British military attaché in Bern, Switzerland, from Occupied France making ninety-eight trips from 1941 through February 1944 when he was betrayed and arrested.
One member of the network, Olivier Giran, was taken and executed in 1943.:364 On 5 February 1944, Michel Hollard and 4 other AGIR agents (including Henri Dujarier) were arrested during a cafe meeting on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. Hollard received the "bath treatment" (torture) at the hands of the Milice and was imprisoned until the end of the war. Jules Mailly died at a Mauthausen camp 4 months after his arrest, and Joseph Legendre led AGIR after he and Robert Rubenach were released.
V-1 espionage 
An AGIR railway engineer at Rouen reported in 1943 unusual constructions in Upper Normandy, Michel Hollard's report of September 1943 to the British Secret Intelligence Service identified six V-1 flying bomb facilities: "Bonnetot [sic] le Faubourg, Auffray [sic], Totes, Ribeaucourt, Maison Ponthieu and Bois Carre".:3 A more detailed report in October about Bois Carré (1.4 km east of Yvrench) claimed it had "a concrete platform with centre axis pointing directly to London". AGIR reconnoitered 104 V-1 facilities and helped pinpointing the Watten bunker, the first V-2 launching site. AGIR also provided complet sketches of V-1 launching site such as one by André Comps of Bois Carré (In English: "square woods") labeled "La position de Maisons" and B2.:362 Hollard had the site infiltrated by Comps, who copied "the blueprints":3—a copy of the compass swinging building blueprint and the Bois Carré sketch were published in 1978.:362-3
AGIR agents received various British and French military awards (including Hollard's DSO for V-1 espionage), and Hollard's biographies provide AGIR history. In 2009, Joseph Brocard was the last surviving AGIR participant.
- Bauer 1972, pp. 2059, 2068
- Zaloga & Johnson 2008, p. 24
- "The V-Weapons". After The Battle: 3, 14, 16. 1974.
- Lee 2001
- "Michel Hollard: Heros de la Resistance" (in French). Retrieved 2010-02-09.
- Jeffery 2010, p. 535
- Jones 1978, pp. 300,360–4
- "V1, V2 & V3" (in German). christianCH.ch. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- In addition to identifying the 1943 execution of Giran, Jones also claims that on September 7, 1943, an Ultra intercept identified that an agent tasked with gathering V-weapon intelligence had been captured.
- Distinguished Service Order citation for Michel Hollard. 1945. "Hollard, at great personal risk, reconnoitered a number of heavily guarded V1 sites and reported on them with such clarity that models were constructed which enabled effective bombing to be carried out."
- Martelli 1960
- "Last remaining member of resistance network dies". Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
- Bauer, Eddy (1972) . Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia. H. S. Stuttman Inc. pp. p2059,2068 (Vol 15). ISBN 0-87475-520-4. "(United States Air Force)"
- Jeffery, Keith (2010). MI6 : the history of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949. London : New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-0-7475-9183-2.
- Jones, R. V. (1978). Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945. London: Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 0-241-89746-7.
- Lee, Bruce (2001). Marching orders: the untold story of World War II (Google Books). Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- Martelli, George (1960). Agent extraordinary: the story of Michel Hollard, D. S. O., Croix de guerre. Collins. OCLC 1349946.
- Zaloga, Steven J.; Johnson, Hugh (2008) . German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45. Fortress Study Group (72). Taylor, Chris (Illustrations). New York: Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84603-247-9.